Most scientists would see a dead deer on the roadside and drive on, not bring it home to butcher for dinner
Ulysses doesn’t solve the hard problem, but it conveys with unsurpassed vividness what it feels like to be human.
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During my seven years at Stevens Institute, I've often asked students to write a response to the following query: Would you rather have lived in the Stone Age than today?
"I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things" — apparently, Phil, you don't. Photo by CQ Roll Call. It seems like every time a male republican tries to talk about women, he somehow says something stupid and misogynistic.
Over the holidays, my love for competition overtook my dislike of being constantly monitored, so I got a fitbit. The small device tracks the number of steps I've taken and the number of floors I've climbed, syncing to a server that ranks me against friends and family.
Back in October, I opened my email to find an interesting invitation for me to apply for a trip to India as part of a special International Reporting Project bloggers' trip focusing on child survival and related issues of health and development.The trip described in full "The trip will focus on issues of child survival in India.
Today's Evolutionary Success = Your Number of Twitter Followers. A Philosophical Espresso Shot by Jason Silva.
Jason Silva is a philosopher and filmmaker with a huge passion for spreading ideas in new ways. His online video series about the co-evolution of humans and technology is gaining some massive traction, and it's easy to see why.
I wrote this post back on February 27, 2011, but decided to re-post it here as the talk of echo-chambers is once again showing up in various articles and blogs.
Despite their name, Western red cedars (Thuja plicata) aren't true cedars--they're in the cypress family. Photo: Evan Leeson Urban areas are growing in size--and with them, the number of trees influenced by city life.
The Atlantic featured a captivating fantasy in its November issue about a scenario to assassinate the U.S. president in 2016 by using a bioweapon specifically tailored to his genetic makeup—a virus that targeted the commander in chief and no one else.A great plot for a Hollywood thriller.
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public.
Losing money is one of the loneliest feelings. It was Oct 22nd, 2008. Lehman Brothers, the investment bank, had filed for bankruptcy the month before.
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